Help with dandruff
updated by @zack4: 01/13/15 09:51:58PM
have you tried coconut oil...? it always used to help me with dandruff when i didnt have dreads. i dont use it now because my dreads arent mature and coconut oil is very conditioning. since ur dreads are 2 n a half years old i'll assume they are mature enough n might take a lil bit of coconut oil conditioning. just take very less and massage on the scalp.
if u dont wanna do that maybe u can try drops of essential oils like rosemary, patchouli, tea tree etc. i have started rinsing my hair with rosemary n tea tree oil mixed in water and let them be. i dont wash it off. u can try jojoba too. it can be a good dandruff treatment. do u have an aloe vera plant at home..? if not buy that and use the pure aloe vera gel. it can help too. good luck brother. hope u'll get more suggestions. keep us updated with ur progress. peace.
Here are some links that can help you. The first one is for essential oils
This one is for a deep deep cleanse
are you using ACV after your baking soda wash?
Wash you dreads in cooler water, not hot, and then when you are finished, rinse you head in cold, yes cold water, as cold as you can take. This has helped many people with dandruff.
Go to the top of the site and click the tab members, at the top a list of hair and scalp specialists are on there, send a message to these members to help you out also. Don't worry, we'll get you fixed soon, relief for your head. (A dandruff shampoo, even diluted, will leave behind a residue with hard water). Oh yeah, when you use the baking soda wash, boil your water first, since it is hard, and let it cool down.....Peace
bs/acv didn't work for my dandruff either. in fact it made it worse. the dreadlock shampoo bars work quite well for me. it takes care of most of my dandruff. if you really need to use a dandruff shampoo then look for a clear one like t-gel. stay away from head and shoulders which has a bunch of conditioning ingredients which will cause knots to loosen and leave residue. always dilute a squirt or two of shampoo in a big cup or bottle of water. this will help to distribute the shampoo more evenly on your scalp plus it will reduce the likelihood of residue being left behind. i would also alternate the dandruff shampoo with a more dread friendly wash.